Original, matted and framed, Queen of Wands artwork from my Krystalline Kweens I tarot series, originally debuted at the Chocolate and Art Show in 2018.
This 5″x7″ pen and ink Queen of Wands portrait represents courage, independence, determination and being a social butterfly. This queen sits on her desert throne, decorated with imagery of lions and salamanders, with sunflowers and a sprouted hemp staff in her hand, symbolizing life, fertility, joy, and satisfaction. Supporting the fire element, her gown flows into a pool of lava and smoke coils around her hand. A black cat sits at her feet and carnelian protrudes from her head and cheeks into a set of cat ears and whiskers, showing that this queen is in touch with her shadow self, the darker, lesser-known side of her being.
I chose friend and Suicide Girl Chalk to represent this card because she’s a fully-independent alt-model. Still in her early 20s, she’s had the determination to create a her own career around her courage to open and share her shadow self with the world. She is sweet, warm, and charming, all qualities reflected in this card which also make her highly successful in her work. Bees buzz around her as honey drips down the throne reflecting this sweetness. A true social butterfly, she owns this power connecting photographers and models together to share in creative vision. The Queen of Wands encourages you to shine your light bright and share your hidden passion projects with the world.